When I shoot somewhere I always try to se things different and avoid trying to shoot postcard type images. This is a classic landscape image. It includes a good foreground, sunset and a beautiful landscape. This was made in Monument VAlley and shot with a Phase One IQ180 at sunset. Gotta love the dynamic range.
Sometimes if you don’t see the whole you are wondering what you are looking at. I shot this from the top of the alps above a small village of Chamonix. The Alps are incredible and I’ll be shooting some more this fall in the Dolomites, Italy. WHat you are looking at is a side of a mountain loaded with snow. Some of the snow has broken off and some has suited to make a most amazing pattern and design. This is what I would call a dynamic landscape as it is always changing. I might have the only image of this as avalanches and melting or additional snow could have changed its look.
Here is another Black & White image from Monument Valley. Now that I am in some serious image editing I am discovering all sorts of jewels.
I travel many places as you probably know. I am always amazed how the sky looks so much bigger out west. Why is that? Here’s proof. Shot in Monument Valley. We were shooting for a while with beautiful blue skies. This is notwhat a photographer wants, we want nice puffy clouds. Then within ten minutes this cloud shows up. Our Indian guides said the called up the cloud god just for us. Is there such a god? The guides took credit for the clouds and I’ll take credit for this photo.
This image was made in Monument Valley in Magic Valley at an indian ruin. I saw this stick and liked how it contrasted with the wall. Simple and a bit different. Changing it to BW made all the difference.
As you can tell from previous posts I was leading a PODAS workshop in Monument Valley and the Slot Canyons last wee. We had a great time and great images. To do photography in remote areas we needed to use Indian guides. We had 4 really great guides in Monument Valley. The guide who was driving the 4WD drive I was in had many of his own secret spots. Seems all the Indian guides have locations that they consider theirs. This was one of those spots. Very nice at sunrise.
I previously posted a smaller version of this image. This shot was stitched together from Phase One IQ files to make this Pano. It shows the immense scene we could see from a top of this Mesa. It doesn’t replace being there or even the trip to get there. What a day.
It’s been very hard posting the last few weeks. I have been leading PODAS Photography workshops in Scotland and now in Monument Valley and also did some family things in between. For now I am going full speed at the PODAS Monument Valley workshop and oh what a workshop it has been. Amazing photography. I have a lot of images to post here in the weeks to come. For now you’ll have to settle for this shot from Hunts Messa.
This is how easy it is to get good pictures sometimes. This is a shot many photographers have shot, even Ansel Adams. It’s done right from the parking lot at the View Hotel in Monument Valley. Simple and effective.
In November I will travel back to Monument Valley for the second time this year. I’ll be leading a workshop using Phase One medium format digital IQ160 cameras and we will be shooting some amazing places. I have arranged for Indian Guides to takes us to some places that most people never go. We will also be visiting the slot canyons in Page, AZ. PODAS trips are all about learning about how to see and shoot great landscapes. You’ll also learn workflow and have a great time. All expenses except airfare getting there are covered. You just bring a tripod, CF cards and a laptop, we do everything else. Check It Out CLICK HERE. This is image taken on the way to Monument Valley. We’ll have the opportunity to shoot this location and many others.
Monument Valley located in Southern Utah and bordering on the AZ line. A Navajo reservation with some absolutely spectacular natural stone formations. There are many ways to see this magnificent place. There are tours and a 14 mile road you can drive yourself and stop along the way. Or, you can take a PODAS photography workshop and experience with the best instructors and cameras there are. I’ll be posting a few more images over the next few days.